- A deque blog post, with no clear answer – but an interesting topic nonetheless.
- Google has for years made mobile usability and speed a factor in SEO – Search Engine Optimisation – meaning that they favour websites which work well on mobile and load fast, and in turn, rank the website more highly in search results.
- Google states that “everyone should be able to access and enjoy the web. We’re committed to making that a reality”. Google’s Lighthouse tool, which measures website performance and accessibility, provides accessibility scores which could very well lend themselves to an SEO ranking algorithm in the foreseeable future.
- The article acknowledges that there is already a coincidental link between accessibility and SEO. Accessible pages tend to be well marked up pages, containing metadata, descriptive link text and headings, and alt text.
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